2017 LQLC Les 14 Quelles, Les Quelles de la Coste, IGP Vaucluse, France
"This limited-edition, flagship wine from John Malkovich's Luberon estate is a surprising 60:40 blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir. Complex and layered it lures you in with lush red and black fruit aromas, spice, leather, a whiff of smoke and floral top notes of violet, rose and geranium. Ageing in new French barriques for 12 months gives the palate a structured framework, but there's really great balance here, with a velvety black fruit attack followed by a seam of freshness with red currants and red cherries, plus spicy herbal notes running onto the long finish. A wine to linger over or wait for. Drinking window 2019-2029." 95 Points
14% ABV. 60% Cabernet Sauvignon/ 40% Pinot Noir.
Subject to availability.
"Actor John Malkovich has launched a range of French wines under the Les Quelles de la Coste label. Made from grapes grown on the family estate in Luberon that Malkovich owns with his long-term partner, film director Nicoletta Peyran, the range currently includes a Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé, a single-varietal Pinot Noir and a Cabernet Sauvignon, plus two Cabernet-Pinot blends: Les 7 Quelles and Les 14 Quelles. All are classified as IGP Vaucluse." Julie Sheppard, Decanter Magazine 06 Sept 2019.